Natural flea and tick control WITHOUT chemicals internally or topically! This message comes from the flea capital of the United States, San Diego. I have been here for 46 years and have had to become a flea expert to avoid the uses of chemicals which nearly killed me over 39 years ago. First of all, when you are having a flea problem there are two factors that are most responsible for them getting a foothold on your pets and in your homes.
The first is the immune factor. A healthy animal will naturally repel parasites, forcing the parasites to seek greener pastures .A natural healthy diet with no over-vaccinating or chemicals of any kind on or in the pets are all a good start as well. A simple nutritional supplement which will help to maximize their immune systems would be Bovine Colostrum, Nature’s Forgotten Miracle I also recommend Black Walnut tincture or Gemmotherapy European Walnut be added to the diet at a dose of few drops of each daily during flea and tick season I recommend adding The Edge Algae to your animal friend’s diet and activated charcoal at a dose of 1/2 capsule per 25 pounds of body weight once per day to help absorb toxins ingested from the water and food they are eating. The second part of the puzzle is the environment. If the energy of the home has any disharmony in it (nothing personal), this can weaken the immune system also. Make sure everyone is as content as they can be and open with each other so the animals do not stress over their over concern for you. I often have my clients make a mixture of the following Bach flowers and spray it around the house to help detoxify negative energy from the environment.
Walnut, Crabapple, Holly, Wild rose and Wild oat. Bathing with any natural shampoo will kill the adult fleas on contact due to its saponification properties should work. I have used natural dish soap and found it to kill them as well as anything.
For fleas and mosquitoes I have the owners follow up with an Essential Blend of oils consisting of one drop Lemon, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus , Cedar, Lavender, Cypress, Spruce, Myrtle, Marjoram and Peppermint.) per ounce of water and spraying this on the dogs after they are dried off. You can also spray them with this any time they are going into an area that is flea/tick or mosquito infested to help repel them. For Ticks I use one drop of each of the following oils in water and spray it on them each day they go out in tick-infested areas; Lavender, Lemon grass, Sage, Cedar and Thyme. I do not recommend spraying essential oils on cats because of their sensitivity to strong odors, such as essentials except for expanded amounts of lavender and Frankincense massaged into their coat in small amounts as long as they tolerate it. I recommend using it in their bedding areas and places they sleep or hang out. I work internally with cats with European Walnut gemmotherapy 3 drops per day along with good nutrition, no vaccines, or chemicals of any kind put on or in them. Yard. Dish soap; put 2 ounces of dish soap in an Ortho hose sprayer bottle and fill the rest up with water. Spray the entire yard once or twice per week to kill adult fleas. Repeat as needed or weekly for prevention during flea season. Do not spray succulent plants or if you do rinse them off after spraying them. Wintergreen: 1/4 tsp per ounce of water in your hose sprayer. spray after
the soap. This will kill the eggs not the fleas. Do this once per week until there are no fleas on your pets and then repeat as needed. For carpets and furniture, place one teaspoon of wintergreen essential oil – the same kind that you use in vaporizers for colds – into a quart of hot water in a mist sprayer. Mist carpets, upholstered furniture, pillows and anything where flea eggs can hatch. The mist will not kill fleas but it will kill the eggs. Spray about 3 times a year. The odor goes away in a few days and you are safe for months without danger of pesticides. Since oil of wintergreen is used on babies, I do not believe it can hurt cats or dogs. You don’t spray the animals; just their environment.I have found that if you steam clean or rent a Rug Doctor and clean with BIODEGRADABLE SOAP) you will kill all of the adult fleas immediately. When the carpets are completely dry, put a mixture of 1 part Borax salts to 3 parts salt and rake it into all carpeted areas of the house.Leave for a week and then vacuum as you would do normally. This treatment will last years from my experience. Good luck and remember “No wolf ever went to a chemical plant for a flea/tick or mosquito repellent!”
Do not use Roundup or any other herbicide or pesticide in or around your animals.